n 1: an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the
auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price" [syn:
bargain, buy, steal]
v 1: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial
transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The
conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big
department store" [syn: buy, purchase] [ant: sell]
2: make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence;
"This judge can be bought" [syn: bribe, corrupt, buy,
grease one's palms]
3: be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a
ride on the train"
4: acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy
his love with her dedication to him and his work"
5: accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
adj 1: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal
moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry
land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery
boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry" [ant:
2: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic
remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an
ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
[syn: dry, ironic, ironical, wry]
3: lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint" [ant:
4: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of
alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and
bootleggers"; "a dry state" [ant: wet]
5: not producing milk; "a dry cow" [ant: lactating, wet]
6: (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of
decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white
burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux" [ant: sweet]
7: without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that
rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
8: not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
9: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry
book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and
juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated
to...life"- John Mason Brown [syn: dry, juiceless]
10: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry
11: unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry
run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
12: having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off
the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
13: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish;
"dry toast"; "dry meat"
14: having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry
martini is almost straight gin"
15: lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting";
"a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
16: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages;
"he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be
teetotal" [syn: dry, teetotal]
n 1: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
[syn: dry, prohibitionist]
v 1: remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry
hair" [syn: dry, dry out] [ant: wet]
2: become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun" [syn:
dry, dry out]
n 1: English painter and art critic (1866-1934) [syn: Fry,
Roger Fry, Roger Eliot Fry]
2: English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born
1907) [syn: Fry, Christopher Fry]
3: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term
for youngster" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor,
shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke,
v 1: be excessively hot; "If the children stay out on the beach
for another hour, they'll be fried"
2: cook on a hot surface using fat; "fry the pancakes"
3: kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair; "The serial
killer was electrocuted" [syn: electrocute, fry]
n 1: the seed of the cereal grass
2: hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern
Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread
and in North America for forage and soil improvement [syn:
rye, Secale cereale]
3: whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt [syn: rye, rye
whiskey, rye whisky]
adj 1: moving quickly and lightly; "sleek and agile as a
gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick
of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the
stairs before we could stop it" [syn: agile, nimble,